Monday, March 23, 2015
Iron Maiden will be honored with the 2015 O2 Silver Clef Award by UK music charity Nordoff Robbins at their 40th anniversary gala on July 3 in recognition of the band’s “outstanding contribution to UK music.”
The award also recognizes the group as one of the most globally successful and influential rock bands of all time, with more than 90 million albums sold worldwide.
“Nordoff Robbins is an exceptional charity and their dedication to changing people’s lives through music therapy is something we all very much support,” says the group in a released statement. “We’re extremely proud to receive the O2 Silver Clef Award and be part of the 40th anniversary event celebrating this wonderful achievement.”
Last year’s honoree was Jimmy Page; past winners include The Rolling Stones, David Bowie, Eric Clapton, Pink Floyd, Genesis and Queen.
In its 40 year history, the Awards have raised more than £8.5 million to fund Nordoff Robbins’ ground-breaking work with music therapy.
Learn more about the music charity at nordiff-robbins.org.uk
Iron Maiden recorded a new album in 2014 but plans to release it are on hold while singer Bruce Dickinson recovers from recent cancer treatments.
The band announced Dickinson’s cancer diagnosis on February 19, saying a small cancerous tumour at the back of his tongue was discovered during a routine visit to the doctor just prior to Christmas; a seven week course of chemotherapy and radiology treatment was completed and the prognosis is for a full recovery by late May.
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